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Missoula Children’s Theatre looking for child actors

Just add kids: Everything else needed for “The Princess and the Pea” is provided by Missoula Children’s Theatre. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Missoula Chil-dren’s Theatre is making a return to the area, bringing with it an exciting, creative, and exploration filled week for area youth.

According to Viva Klundt, marketing director for the Holmes Theatre, this is the sixth summer of the program in Detroit Lakes.

This year, students in grades 1-12 are offered the opportunity to audition, rehearse, and perform a theatrical rendition of “The Princess & the Pea” with the guidance of the MCT team.

The Missoula Chil-dren’s Theatre staff provides the costumes, scripts, and direction needed for the production.

The plays are based on storylines that the young actors find familiar, but often come with a twist that keeps them fun and surprising

“It’s pretty much like theatre in a box,” Klundt said, but local students are the key ingredient needed to bring the performance to life.

The goals of the MCT program are to use the performing arts as a channel for the development of social and communication skills. The practice of discipline, work ethic, and teamwork is also a core focus.

Students learn to expand their acting and performance skills throughout the week of rehearsals, which begins this Monday, June 17 and runs from 12:30 to 5 p.m. each day.

Additional workshops are also offered to enhance the experience.

“It’s a full week of rehearsal, like any adult production performed on a theatre stage,” Klundt said.

The cost to participate is $62 per student, and up to 60 kids may register. Students must first participate in a guided two hour-long audition with games and introductions. All audition materials will be provided, and nothing needs to be prepared in advance.

Family, friends, and the community are all welcomed to attend the performances and experience the final results of this week of fun and learning.

Showings will be offered Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m., or Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Historic Holmes Theatre, and tickets can be purchased online or at the box office before the performance.

For more details about the Missoula Children’s Theatre program, check out their website at

Contact the Historic Holmes Theater at 218-844-7469 or their website at to learn more about getting involved, or for ticket information.

Article written by Libby Larson of Detroit Lakes Newspapers